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Traffic Safety Reminders for Husker Harvest Days

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Traffic Safety Reminders for Husker Harvest Days

September 9, 2016 (Grand Island, Neb.)  —  Traffic control and special enforcements will once again be conducted by the Nebraska State Patrol Troop C Headquarters- Grand Island in conjunction with Husker Harvest Days, September 13-15 in Hall County.

Motorists can expect to see an increased trooper presence as officers work to reduce the potential for serious injury and fatality crashes on roadways leading to and from the event site.

Troopers will conduct high visibility patrols within Hall County, during the evening hours on Wednesday, Sept. 14, thanks in part to a grant from the Nebraska Department of Roads, Highway Safety Office.

In an effort to reduce congestion and expedite traffic flow, troopers will provide traffic control efforts through the three-day event. Husker Highway, the road leading to the farm show will again be a one-way road, allowing for westbound traffic only, beginning at 7:30 a.m. each morning. The one-way traffic pattern will then be reversed each afternoon beginning at 3:00 p.m. becoming a one-way road allowing for eastbound traffic only. During the hours of noon-3:00 p.m. Husker Highway will transition back to normal two-way flow of traffic.

Troopers will direct traffic in both lanes at the intersection of Husker Highway and Alda Road. County roads west of Alda Road intersecting Husker Highway will be closed to prevent cross traffic onto the highway during times of one-way travel.

Motorists are asked to maintain adequate following distance to allow themselves plenty of time to react to changing conditions and to remain alert for law enforcement personnel directing traffic.

Traffic enforcement assistance will be provided by the Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Dept. of Roads, Hall County Roads Dept., Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Hall County Sheriff’s Posse, and Husker Harvest Days Staff. ####

Deb Collins-Public Information Coordinator
(402) 479-4985

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